WASHINGTON, D.C., USA — According to Entertainment Tonight, country music icon Garth Brooks announced Monday he’ll perform at Joe Biden's inauguration in the Washington, D.C., ceremony on Wednesday.
Brooks told reporters in a press conference that “this is not a political statement, this is a statement of unity.” He'll join the likes of Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez as a performer at the swearing-in ceremony.
Brooks also said that "no matter who the president-elect is, it's an honor to be asked."
Regarding what music he'll play at the ceremony, Brooks did not confirm a specific song, but did reportedly mention a song he won't be singing.
“We were lucky enough to sing ‘We Shall Be Free’ at the Obama inauguration (in 2009), so I don’t think we’ll do that again here,” Brooks told reporters. “I think I’ll be performing by myself. We’ll be doing more of the broken-down, bare-bones stuff.”
Tom Hanks will host "Celebrating America," a 90-minute special airing on the night of the inauguration, featuring remarks and performances by Jon Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato as well as singer-songwriter Ant Clemons.
Biden will become the 46th U.S. president when he’s sworn in on Wednesday.
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